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Science EPA set to end California's ability to regulate fuel economy
Author: 0 EPA set to end California's ability to regulate fuel economy

Trump, who has a freaky desire to increase air pollution in the United States, has for months threatened to withdraw California's authority under the Clean Air Act to set its own limits for auto emissions . Indications are that the Trump EPA is now caught in the middle of balking automakers, decisions that are hard to justify scientifically (and thus in court), and the hard-line deregulatory stance of administration officials.

Science NASA lunar probe will help search for India's lost moon lander
Author: 0 NASA lunar probe will help search for India's lost moon lander

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's ( NASA ) Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will fly over Chandrayaan 2's landing site on the moon. A day later, ISRO chief K Sivan said that the location of Chandrayaan-2's Vikram Lander had been found but communication with was yet to be established.

Author: 0 Deputies: Husband charged in death of Florida mother of 4

Police have confirmed they are still searching for one-year-old Aiyana and two-year-old Mercalli Jones as well as Preston, five, and 10-year-old Cameron Bowers. Casei Jones' children, Cameron Bowers, Preston Bowers, Mercalli Jones and Aiyana Jones are pictured in an undated photo released by the Marion County Sheriff's Office after they and their mother were reported missing on September 14, 2019.

Science Trump Says the Moon is Part of Mars and Criticizes NASA
Author: 0 Trump Says the Moon is Part of Mars and Criticizes NASA

In an article dryly datelined as being written "On Earth (of which NY is a part)", The Guardian suggested that Trump's tweet may have been "a comment on Nasa's broader plan to eventually travel to Mars from the moon". The two moons of Mars are Phobos and Deimos. The NASA website also provided details on the space agency's plans for making the moon a jumping off point for future missions to Mars and a place to test equipment and technology for other forays out into the solar system.

Science Water discovered for first time in atmosphere of habitable exoplanet
Author: 0 Water discovered for first time in atmosphere of habitable exoplanet

This artist's impression shows the planet K2-18b, its host star and an accompanying planet in this system. As Space.com noted, "Because this study has found evidence for liquid water and hydrogen in this exoplanet's atmosphere and it lies within the habitable zone , there is a possibility that this world is habitable".

Science Trump Administration to Drop Obama-Era Water Protection Rule
Author: 0 Trump Administration to Drop Obama-Era Water Protection Rule

The new rule would reduce the number of waterways the federal government can protect from pollution, as it seeks to appease industry groups and conservative lawmakers who criticized the regulations as a federal land grab that created uncertainty for industry and landowners.

Science Tropical System Forecast To Move Into The Gulf This Week
Author: 0 Tropical System Forecast To Move Into The Gulf This Week

The biggest system is Tropical Storm Gabrielle, which is far out in the Atlantic and does not pose any threat to land in the next couple days as it heads in the general direction of Ireland and Scotland, the National Hurricane Center says.

Science The day dinosaurs died: an asteroid, wildfires, a giant tsunami, then darkness
Author: 0 The day dinosaurs died: an asteroid, wildfires, a giant tsunami, then darkness

Scientists have thrown light on the day when a giant asteroid smashed into our planet - unleashing a awful firestorm which blotted out the sun, and killed the dinoaurs. The impact probably went as follows, based on the rock samples and what we already know about the area surrounding the crater. More research into this core and others will help scientists paint a better picture of the event that snuffed out most of life on Earth.

Science Magical! There will be a rare Full Moon on Friday the 13th
Author: 0 Magical! There will be a rare Full Moon on Friday the 13th

The full moon in September is known as the "Harvest Moon"-a name that may have originated from ancient Native American traditions, or possibly even Anglo-Saxon or old Germanic languages". Despite all those special qualities, the full moon this weekend won't be a particularly impressive site. "If you live in the Eastern Time Zone, the moment the Moon turns full will occur just after midnight-at 12.33am - on Saturday, the 14th".

Author: 0 Rare full moon to illuminate night sky on Friday the 13th

NASA said the best time to watch the Full moon is Saturday, Sept. 14 at 11:33 p.m. So while keeping an eye out for werewolves, goblins and ghosts, check out the full moon! Alena Kiel said: "Anyway so my birthday is on Friday the 13th and there's a Full Moon so I guess I'm gonna be extra powerful this year".

Science Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Beta Rolls Out This Thursday
Author: 0 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Beta Rolls Out This Thursday

As with the first weekend, Thursday and Friday will be limited to early access for Modern Warfare pre-orders on Xbox One and PC, though it will also be open to all PS4 players, regardless of pre-order status. Right on cue, Nvidia has made available a new "Game Ready" GPU driver that brings performance optimizations Gears 5 and other games, to GeForce graphics card owners.

Science ISRO making all efforts to communicate with Chandrayaan-2`s Vikram Lander
Author: 0 ISRO making all efforts to communicate with Chandrayaan-2`s Vikram Lander

The Indian space agency on Tuesday reiterated that its moon lander Vikram has been located by the Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter. "If different components of the lander can work as expected, if ISRO confirms that it remains unbroken and intact, that is a success in the true sense", Duari, who is also director of M P Birla Planetarium, here said.

Science India's Chandrayaan-2 Fails To Make Soft-Landing On Moon's South Pole
Author: 0 India's Chandrayaan-2 Fails To Make Soft-Landing On Moon's South Pole

Bagla added that it is "a symbol that shows India is marching towards what prime minister Narendra Modi repeatedly calls his effort to make a new India". The spacecraft was launched in July 22 atop a GSLV Mk III rocket - and spent several weeks gradually tweaking its orbit to switch from Earth orbit to lunar orbit.

Science Chandrayaan-2: Vikram all set to Land on the Moon
Author: 0 Chandrayaan-2: Vikram all set to Land on the Moon

Director of Chandrayaan-1, Mylswamy Annadurai spoke to mediapersons on the accomplishment and said, " Chandrayaan -1 has discovered water on the moon and considering that there is a big campaign going on internationally as we are back to the moon that is almost after 50 years".

Science Hurricane Dorian leaves at least 16 kilograms of cocaine on Florida shoreline
Author: 0 Hurricane Dorian leaves at least 16 kilograms of cocaine on Florida shoreline

At first he discovered a single brick with "D-I-A-M-A-N-T" written across one side, with it believed to be the Spanish word diamante, which is diamond in English. Hurricane Dorian will continue to drift along Florida's east coast tonight through Wednesday, and though it has decreased to a strong category 2 storm, the National Hurricane Center reported it has become a larger hurricane.

Author: 0 China’s lunar rover found a freakish and unexpected substance on the Moon

But team member Yu Tianyi noticed something unusual in the crater, looking at a panorama, taken WiTu-2. So, the researchers kept the rover awake justa little bit longer, rolling it over to the crater for a better look. One possible explanation, outside researcherssuggested, is that the substance is melt glass created from meteorites strikingthe surface of the moon. The mission will proceed to conduct scientific assessments on each this discovery and the encompassing lunar floor utilizing ...

Science First aerial images reveal destruction left by Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas
Author: 0 First aerial images reveal destruction left by Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian's clouds are staggering, a massive swirl of white surrounding the knotted eyewall at the storm's heart, in this image taken from space. "We will confirm what the real situation is on the ground", Health Minister Duane Sands said. "We expect it to be very devastating and the damage to be extreme", said Theo Neilly, the Bahamian consul general in Washington.

Science Hurricane Dorian Forces Universal Orlando To Close Soon As Storm Closes In
Author: 0 Hurricane Dorian Forces Universal Orlando To Close Soon As Storm Closes In

The area of greatest concern is the Cape and Islands, the forecasters said. Many buildings that had not been flattened had walls or roofs partly ripped away. Sands said Dorian rendered the main hospital on Grand Bahama unusable, while the hospital in Marsh Harbor in Abaco was in need of food, water, medicine and surgical supplies.

Science ESA Spacecraft Sidesteps Collision With SpaceX Satellite
Author: 0 ESA Spacecraft Sidesteps Collision With SpaceX Satellite

The European Space Agency on Monday said it had to fire thrusters on one of its satellites to avoid a collision with a satellite from SpaceX's Starlink constellation. Satellites have only previously had to move out of the path of old satellites or fragments from previous collisions. Amazon's Jeff Bezos is also pushing to provide internet access around the globe via thousands of satellites in low Earth orbit under Project Kuiper .

Science India's Chandrayaan-2 completes first de-orbit manoeuvre
Author: 0 India's Chandrayaan-2 completes first de-orbit manoeuvre

The duration of the maneuver was 4 seconds. The Vikram Lander will revolve around 104 km of Apogee and 128 km of Perigee in the moon for the next about 31 hours. Earlier on Monday, the Vikram Lander had successfully separated from the Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter. After the successful landing, Chandrayaan 2 will be the first Indian expedition to carry out a soft landing on the lunar surface.

Science ‘Absolute monster:’ Trump gives Hurricane Dorian weather forecast
Author: 0 ‘Absolute monster:’ Trump gives Hurricane Dorian weather forecast

Also imperiled were the Bahamas, with Dorian's expected track running just to the north of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama islands. Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency, clearing the way to bring in more fuel and call out the National Guard if necessary, and local governments distributed sandbags.

Science Part of Florida's coast under Hurricane Warning as Dorian remains Cat 5
Author: 0 Part of Florida's coast under Hurricane Warning as Dorian remains Cat 5

It was tied for the second most powerful hurricane ever in the Atlantic basin, the US National Weather Service said - with footage on social media showing major destruction from howling gusts of wind and pounding seawater. Still, the potent storm was expected to stay close to shore and hammer the coast with unsafe winds and heavy surf, while authorities cautioned that it could still make landfall.

Science Chargers GM tables contract talks with Gordon
Author: 0 Chargers GM tables contract talks with Gordon

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said the franchise and star running back Melvin Gordon will not discuss the possibility of a contract extension until after the 2019 season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. If he ends up on another team before the season begins, that would shake up the National Football League rankings. The Chargers offered Gordon a new contract that doubles his salary at roughly $10 million annually, but he is not satisfied.

Science Greta Thunberg lands in USA for climate meet
Author: 0 Greta Thunberg lands in USA for climate meet

Ms Thunberg has taken a year off from school to visit Canada and Mexico and attend a United Nations climate conference in Chile - travelling entirely by train and bus. Before leaving the UK she said there would always be people who "don't understand or accept the united science" and that she will ignore them. "Later on I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, OCD and selective mutism", she said in 2018.

Science Hurricane Dorian Is Now a Major Category 4 Storm
Author: 0 Hurricane Dorian Is Now a Major Category 4 Storm

Dorian has already claimed the title of strongest storm so far in this year's Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane Warnings are in effect for the Abacos, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, and New Providence in the Bahamas.

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Author: 0 The "gay gene" is a myth, concludes a massive study

This means that non-genetic factors - such as environment, upbringing, personality, nurture - are far more significant in influencing a person's choice of sexual partner, just as with most other personality, behavioural and physical human traits, the researchers said .

Author: 0 Chandrayaan-2 moves closer to moon

The next lunar-bound orbit manoeuvre is scheduled on September 1 , between 6 to 7 p.m. Taking to Twitter, ISRO announced, "Fourth Lunar bound orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully today (August 30, 2019) at 1818 hrs IST".

Science 'Fridays for Future': Greta Thunberg joins school strikers at UN
Author: 0 'Fridays for Future': Greta Thunberg joins school strikers at UN

But Bastida says, for voting power and "intergenerational cooperation and collaboration ", the teens are turning to adults for help. Youth Climate Activist Greta Thunberg arrived in NY ahead of a United Nations Summit she will attend at the invitation of Secretary-General António Guterres.

Science Trump tells Florida residents to prepare for 'monster' storm via Twitter
Author: 0 Trump tells Florida residents to prepare for 'monster' storm via Twitter

An increasingly alarming Hurricane Dorian menaced a corridor of some 10 million people - and put Walt Disney World and President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in the crosshairs - as it steamed toward Florida on Friday with the potential to become the most powerful storm to hit the state's east coast in almost 30 years.

Science NOAA: Northern lights could be seen in our region this weekend
Author: 0 NOAA: Northern lights could be seen in our region this weekend

If you live in the United States you don't often get the opportunity to see the phenomenon known as the Aurora Borealis, commonly referred to as the "northern lights ". Thanks to a coronal hole around the Sun, another solar wind stream has been released and is headed toward Earth for this upcoming Labor Day Weekend.